July 13, 2011
Well, I wouldn't go so far as to make that diagnosis, but I've been having trouble sleeping lately. This is how it goes:
I'll go to bed at around 1, which isn't very late for me, in the summer. I feel tired. I'll then toss and turn for about an hour. I'll think about the day, think about what I need to do tomorrow. I glance at my phone for the time. I do that, if I sleep now, I'll get 6 hours sleep thing, and since I'm holding my phone, I'll just check my email. Oh and, while I have it I'll take a quick look at Facebook. Then I end up tapping links and before I know it, it's an hour later and I'm wide awake. I figure, well, since I'm not sleeping, I'm not going to waste any more time lying here. I get up and clean or even bake sometimes. By then it's past fajr and I'll try to go back to sleep. It's light out. I put on my sleep mask. It starts to annoy me, so I take it off. I try to arrange the blanket so it's covering my eyes but I can still breathe. Ok, deep cleansing breaths. After changing positions eleven times, I eventually fall asleep. I'll get about 2 or 3 hours sleep before I hear the kids up. Once I'm up I can't fall back asleep easily. I go through the day kinda sleepy but try to resist a nap thinking: Yea, I'll be good an tired and sleep through tonight, for sure! Nope, a similar version of the night before happens and I end up awake most of the night.
I don't know what to do. I know I should charge my phone on the other side of the room for a start. I've tried counting, warm milk (yuck), pretending to sleep to trick myself. I might try sleeping pills. I go through cycles, like sometimes I'll sleep really well every night and sometimes it's like this. Any advice?